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Creating article - no way to create a table?

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by pibb, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. pibb

    pibb Songster

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    Was thinking of creating an article, but I cant find a way to insert or create a table. I would have to make a table to keep my data (alot of it) neatly arranged and displayed. Is there a way to make a table?
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    You can create a table using BB code:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/help/bb-codes
    table_create_5.png

    As I understand it, when we switch to the new version of Xenforo this will be much easier.
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Do it in Word, then take a screenshot. Or link it, so that you can update it.
     
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  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I hand type my tables using BB code.
     
  5. pibb

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    Thanks. That would be a painstaking task considering the size of the table I would need to do. I thought there might be a way to just type data into a preformatted table. Will the new version of Xenforo do this?
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    You could also use this, then just copy and paste the code:
    https://www.teamopolis.com/tools/bbcode-table-generator.aspx
     
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  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    If you give me the size of the table you want to create, e.g. 3x3, I can give you the bbcode for one.
    For that to work, you might have to remove the spaces between the bbcode tags.
     
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  8. pibb

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    I actually have it in an ".ods" file format now. I use Openoffice and I don't know if Word and Openoffice are really that compatible so that anyone can open the file and it display correctly. I have never used Word.

    The information is more than what my screen can show (probably 2-3 screens wide) so it would have to be multiple screenshots merged together. I don't know if that will look good if that happens.
     
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  9. pibb

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    Looks like it is 39w x 19h. Will that even fit onto the artile page properly?
     
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  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    With the new version of XenForo, the max table size with the insert table function is 10x10. You could create a google spreadsheet, take a screenshot of that, and put the screenshot in the article.
     
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